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Intel X79 chipsets provide the ultimate CPU performance.
Your mission: Download 3DMark 11 and compete for the highest Physics-score.Show the world how far you can push X79 performance with MSI motherboards.

3DMark is known for bringing graphics cards to their knees, but 3DMark 11 measures more than the performance of your GPU. The dedicated Physics Test uses intensive rigid-body physics simulation to measure your computer's processing power, too. The Physics Test score is linked to the speed and number of cores in your processor. PCs with fast,multi-core processors score well, while overclocking your CPU can boost your score even higher.

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New World Record

Spyboy48 - 19090
MSI X79A-GD65 (8D)
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 5546 MHz
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Final Results

Week 1

  1. Lucky_n00b
  2. Spyboy48
  3. Coldest

Week 2

  1. Spyboy48
  2. Coldest
  3. Lucky_n00b

Week 3

  1. Green-Cougar
  2. Lucky_n00b
  3. Spyboy48

Week 4

  1. Hazzan
  2. Green-Cougar
  3. Perica_barii
  • Contest runs from Dec 19th, 11am GMT to Jan 16th 11 am GMT, divided into four weekly periods rotating each Monday at 11 am GMT.
  • Benchmark used:
    1. 3DMark 11 – Physics score only
  • Hardware requirements
    1. MSI brand motherboard
    2. Any Intel Sandy Bridge or Sandy Bridge-E CPU
  • All hardware used must be released and commercially available.
  • Each week the three highest validated Physics score submitted to wins weekly prizes.
  • Each contestant is only eligible to win one prize in each category.
    1. Any prizes a contestant has already won in previous weeks will pass down to next best score.
    2. For example, if a user gets the best score in 3 consecutive weeks, he will win the 1st place prize on week 1, 2nd place prize on week 2 and 3rd place prize on week 3 with the other prizes passing down to next eligible contestant.
  • No limit to number of entries, try as many times as you want to win!
  • Futuremark and the sponsors reserve the right to reject any entry.
MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) Frio Adv MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC VGA
Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-2133 2GBx4 Quad Channel Memory Enermax Platimax 1000W Power Supply Unit
COUGAR Evolution Chassis COUGAR Vortex HDB Fans


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All entries must use an MSI brand motherboard with any Intel Sandy Bridge CPU to be eligible. See contest rules for other restrictions.


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